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U.S. Consulate Vehicle Attacked In Afghanistan, Injuring 2 Americans

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

HERAT, Afghanistan, May 28 (Reuters) - Two Americans have been injured in an attack on a U.S. consulate vehicle in western Herat province in Afghani...

18 Embassies To Reopen After Threat

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Eighteen of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates that were closed in the Middle East and Africa because of a terrorist threat will reope...

Milan Consulate Bomb Scare A False Alarm: Police

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

ROME — A building housing the U.S. Consulate in Milan and other offices was temporarily evacuated Tuesday evening after the diplomatic mission r...

US Issued Record 8.9 Million Visas in 2012 (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Nicholas Kralev

The State Department issued a record 8.9 million non-immigrant visas in fiscal year 2012, out of 11.1 million applications, and more foreign student...

Senate Passes Bill To Improve Embassy Security

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow the State Department to transfer $1.1 billion to improve security at U.S. emb...

Lucia Graves

Chambliss: Susan Rice Should Testify On Benghazi

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will have to testify befor...

U.S. Officials Counter Reports About Benghazi Attacks

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 01.01.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon provided more details Friday of the military response to the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as que...

A Machine for Diplomacy: Diplomatic Architecture in a Polarized World

Jake Townsend | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Jake Townsend

The embassy, and its sibling the consulate, is not only meant to function as a practical means to conduct the business of diplomacy; these buildings are representations of the very identity of their nation of origin.

U.S. Shuts Indonesia Consulate Amid Film Protests

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

MEDAN, Indonesia — The U.S. temporarily closed its consulate in Indonesia's third-largest city Wednesday due to ongoing protests over an anti-Is...

Russian Democracy Has a Pulse, Now It Needs a Heart

Harris Silver | Posted 03.31.2012 | World
Harris Silver

I think this case redefines how we can think about the bigger ideas of citizenship and sovereignty and is a window into the state of democracy in Russia. Let's talk about citizenship first.

Mexico Drug War's Deadliest 2010 Attacks (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Wednesday's horrific car wash attack in Tepic, Mexico left 15 people dead. The tragedy was yet another in the increasingly bloody war against the cou...

BOMB Damages U.S. Consulate In MEXICO

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — An attacker threw an explosive device over the wall around the U.S. consulate in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, breaking windows...

Video: U.S. Consulate Attack In Pakistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani television has aired footage of the attack on a U.S. consulate in Northwest Pakistan that took place Monday, leaving at least 3 dead. The...

US Consulate Attack In Peshawar: 3 Explosions, Several Killed In Pakistan Assault

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Islamist militants unleashed a car bomb and grenade attack against a U.S. consulate in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, kil...

Suspect In US Consulate Attack Caught By Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER and SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkish authorities captured a gunman Thursday wanted in the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate after rounding up suspects w...